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Thursday, 12 May 2016

NAPLAN PAR and return of test materials

All students should have completed the NAPLAN tests, including 'catch-up' tests between Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 May. Schools are not permitted to administer the NAPLAN tests in the second week of the security period (Monday 16 - Friday 20 May) without prior approval from BOSTES.

Schools are requested to ensure all test books, except unused blank books, are packed and lodged at a post office by Wednesday 18 May.

Participation and Registration (PAR) website

Principals and NAPLAN coordinators should ensure the following sections in the PAR website are completed:

  • Student Test Participation, including all disability adjustments
  • Test Book Returns
  • Post Office Lodgement.

The PAR Manual, which can be downloaded from the PAR website, contains guidance on how to complete post-test information about student test participation, disability adjustments and the return of test materials. Schools can also contact the BOSTES team or the NAPLAN Helpline (1800 665 627).

Test materials

Unused test books, including personalised books for students who were absent, exempt, parent withdrawals or used special print test materials are not to be returned.

Details about checking, packing and confirming the quantity of completed test materials can be found in the Handbook for Principals (pp.39-40). A Test Materials Packaging Video can be viewed in PAR.

All completed special print test material must be placed in the ‘Special Print/Non-standard test materials’ bag for return to processing.

NAPLAN results and student reports are expected to be available to schools from Thursday 18 August.

For more information, contact:
(02) 9367 8382

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